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Feb 18, 2017 - Turnagain Pass

We found turn again on the way to Seward. Went riding there on Saturday and it was awesome. the sunrise on the way down was unbelievable and the pics do not justice. A moose walked out in front of us and amazingly we missed the moose and did not wreck the truck and trailer. We ended up meeting up with a guy to told us about Homer alaska and that there really are fishing charters in the winter. So that is our next stop!

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Alaska 2017

Jun 30, 2015 - Portage Glacier

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Leaving Yukon River Government CG for Chicken and Tok Our friends, Stana and Milan, answered our question about the red RV with foreign plates in the previous blog. They travelled in Mexico several years ago and saw these RV’s. They are German buses that German travel agencies use. They picked up tourists groups in Cancun, travel around Mexico and finish the trip in Mexico City. Then pick up another group and do it in reverse. I assume that is what is going on here also. Stana said they stop in campgrounds for a night....

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VNL RV Travels 2015

Jun 19, 2015 - Beautiful Again

Well, the ladies went to the beauty parlor today and I gotta say, WOW! Our Flintstone's babes are now the Victoria Secret models. We picked them up and set off for Girdwood and to Judy Jonsen's (Mary Beth's) sisters' house. She was very gracious. She took us to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. We toured the center and saw more of Alaska's breathtaking wild life. While we were there, we witnessed the black bear's feeding. It was quite a frenzy. First, the seagulls arrived hovering over head followed by the magpie, who was followed by...

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Rolling Vacation

Jun 10, 2015 - Bird Creek CG, Seward Hwy. to Milepost 95.3 Pullout, Seward Hwy. , Alaska

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Bird Creek Campground, Seward Hwy. to Pullout at Milepost 95.3, Seward Hwy., Alaska 27.1 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it." - Rosalia de Castro Exactly. Rosalia gets it. Just show me a path, a road, a bike trail, a picture of a place.....and I'm ready to go to see where the adventure takes me. The running gag among family and friends is that if someone says "Penny, would you like to go....", picture me as the...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

We decided to go to the Wildlife Conservation Center today. The weather was so rainy and gray though. It rained the entire way up and the whole time we were there. It was an interesting place and now I know I want to go back when the weather is nicer. The Wildlife Center had a couple of large herds of Weed Bison and they’re planning to release some of them back into the wild next year. There were also a few Caribou, a couple of young Musk Ox, and a small herd of Elk. There were also 2 black bears, and 3 brown bears, an adult bull Moose and...

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Alaska 2014

Jul 25, 2014 - Looking for Wildlife

On the drive back to Anchorage, we drove gravel roads and lonely highways trying to find moose and bear. Unfortunately, we found none. We stopped by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where she was able to see a large variety of Alaska’s wildlife. These included adult and baby moose, a herd of bison (to be released into the wild in 2015), grizzly and black bears (at feeding time – salmon and blackberries), muskoxen, caribou, lynx, deer and fawns, a red fox, and a horned owl. We also stopped at the visitor’s center for the Portage...

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Jul 13, 2014 - A Non-Event at Bird Point

We worshipped at the First Baptist Church in downtown Anchorage again. Today, they had another youth group on a mission trip – this one from San Antonio! After church, we watched the dog competitions in the park across the street. Two dogs from the same litter won the Frisbee catching event. Next, we went to Bird Point – renowned as “the” place to watch the Bore Tide come up Turnagain Arm. A few minutes after the appointed time, we saw a V-shaped line of foam formed in front of us. It looked like the wave was 6-12 inches. The assembled...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Day 13 - A trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood

It was so nice to have a second day here in Anchorage so we could rest up a bit and do our laundry before we begin the journey home. The Residence Inn has been a perfect place for us - we even got a couple of free meals which was a nice surprise. Our plan was to drive down to the Wildlife Center about 18 miles south of Girdwood and we fully expected to be tramping around in the rain and took along rain gear and wore our boots. But for once the weather man was wrong, and it was in our favor! We had a gorgeous sunny day so we had a lovely,...

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Jul 12, 2013 - Kenai Fjords National Park Catamaran Tour

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Another early day: Set the alarm for 5:30 a.m. Need to catch cab and be at railroad station by 6:30 a.m., train departs at 6:45 to arrive in Seward at 11:05 a.m. to board the Orca Voyager for a five to six hour wildlife and glacier cruise into the Kenai Fjords National Park via catamaran boat. The weather is perfect today: cool and sunny. What an awesome tour! We had a great captain, Tim. It was obvious that he loved his job, had a passion for the wildlife and just enjoyed sharing the beauty with all the passengers....

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Jul 9, 2013 - Glenn Highway and Seward Highway

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Weather: sometimes mostly sunny, sometimes mostly cloudy, but for a change – no rain at all today! Temp: 48 degrees in the morning, but warming up in the 70s along the Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage. What an awesome view this morning; the fresh snow glistening on the peaks of the mountains behind the Sheep Mountain Lodge. After having cereal, coffee, (hot chocolate for me as I still haven’t acquired the taste for coffee), and buns, we headed on out on the Glenn Highway. The scenery was spectacular, so we made quite a...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Kenai and Girdwood, AK - Day 29

June 29, 2013 - Kenai and Girdwood, AK. Before we left Beluga, we visited with our Roadtrek friends. The Russian church photos are on this page, discussed yesterday. We left Beluga RV Park late morning and headed toward Soldatna. Took a few photos in that town. Back on the highway, we met Ginny, another of our walkabout group, at a pullover on the highway. We had not met her before, so we had to chat awhile. We enjoyed the fireweed that is beginning to bloom now and fishermen in the Kenai River. When we saw some wood carvings along the...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jun 2, 2013 - Bird Creek

It rained during the night and continued in the morning, guess that boat ride wouldn't have been too enjoyable. Drove to Girdwood for brunch at Jack Sprat Restaurant, great food and service. Brunch available only on week-ends. Got a water fill at the Tesaro station located on the highway at the Girdwood turnoff, dump station is also available. Returned to Anchorage, purchased gas ($98) and re-drove the Turnagain Arm to see what we missed in our rush to view the Bore Tide earlier in the week; Potters Marsh (boardwalk), Potter Section...

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